Zipaquirá Cultural Center

Formerly known as the home of Don Salavado Algarra (Royal Standard Bearer), it is located on the southeast corner of 7thStreet and 8thAvenue.  The house was built in 1782, vacated in 1815 and later used as various educational institutes such as Gabriela Mistral, Santiago Pérez and La Salle.  Colombian Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Literature Prize, studied here for four years and tourists are invited to visit a room that has been named for him.  The building currently houses the cultural center with 17 rooms dedicated to music and the arts.